Texas Football: Predicting Longhorns next 2024 commit after Nate Kibble

Alex January, Texas football
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Alex January, DL

A top in-state priority among defensive linemen in the 2024 class for the Longhorns is the gigantic 6-foot-5 and 325-pound four-star Duncanville product Alex January. Defensive line coach Bo Davis and the Longhorns have prioritized this recruitment for over six months.

Texas led this recruitment for most of the offseason thus far. The LSU Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, and Texas Tech Red Raiders tried to chip away at the Longhorns’ lead in the race to land a commitment from January during the official visits he took to each earlier this month.

The Oklahoma Sooners are also still pushing to get January on campus for an official visit to Norman later in the summer or in the fall.

LSU looked like a legitimate threat to land January when he took his official visit to Baton Rouge a few weeks ago. And that could still be the case if January and his family don’t feel like the numbers line up for him with the Longhorns at defensive line in the 2024 class.

Although, it’s a good sign for Texas that January looks like he’s ready to make an early July decision (per Inside Texas). LSU was pushing to get January back to campus for a late July visit to swing the momentum in this recruitment back in their favor.

Assuming January’s early-July decision timeline holds, Texas is the likely destination for the sizable South Dallas defensive lineman.